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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thou Shalt Not Make a Monstance That Looks Like the Dalek Emperor

Even if the Church does look like it is modeled after Stonehenge.
A couple weeks ago TH2 put up a post about a new Catholic Church building being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a parish named in honor of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. The nicest thing that can be said about the building's exterior is that it has a classic design, if you consider Stonehenge classic. See if you can guess which is which.
The interior isn't much better. You can check out more details here for what is clearly the prime example of why there is an urgent need for the new Vatican Commission of Church Architecture that will hopefully prevent future infamia like this.

But for me, perhaps the worst part of it was the monstrance in the alleged Adoration Chapel.

When I saw the design my 1st thought wasn't of a serene peaceful chapel where you could spend time in the Eucharistic presence of Jesus. It was what the monstrance reminded me of, this:
File:Davros - Emperor Dalek .jpg

For those of you who may not be familiar with Doctor Who & especially the monsters/villians that he has faced over his various regenerations what you are seeing is the Imperial Dalek Emperor. The Daleks are the oldest reoccuring emeny of the Doctor. 
The Daleks are known for their hatred (their only emotion) & desire to conquer the universe. Their usual response to anyone they see as an enemy, which is pretty much everyone is to say "Exterminate!" 
Obviously, I am all for the promotion of Eucharistic adoration. I am NOT for a chapel that is more about focusing on self than Christ. & I am even less for a chapel that has you focusing on Doctor Who villians rather than Jesus.
This whole building is a New Age mockery of everything that St. Gianna stood for & believed in. Everything in this building is clearly aimed at focusing on self while pretending to promote the truth faith. I am sure that some of those behind this will take umbrage at what I am saying. I would advise them to get over themselves & start following Jesus instead.


  • At 29/1/12 12:57 AM , Blogger TH2 said...

    Thanks for the link.

    I think that the Daleks should "exterminate" the designs of that church before construction starts this May. Have a feeling, unfortunately, that the aliens won't show up in time.

    This whole thing really is an offense to St. Gianna. Maybe a prayer for her intercession to stop this catastrophe would be worthwhile.

    What is most disturbing is that an archbishop has given his "okay" to the design, and is on the board of trustees.


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